August 22, 2016

Down low and personal with a soft shell turtle hatchling.


This hatchling wouldn't cover the palm of your hand.
I like the upturned snout and the water tension pulling the water up around its face.


Apalone spinifera
The spiny softshell is Ontario’s only turtle with a flexible, leathery carapace (upper shell) and the only species in the province that can attain a size comparable to that of the snapping turtle.

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